Location of Newman in Western Australia (red)
|Elevation:||544 m (1,785 ft) |
|LGA:||Shire of East Pilbara|
Newman, located about 1,120 km northeast of Perth and 9 km north of the Tropic of Capricorn, is a town in the Pilbara region. Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Capricorn (novel. For the Fly Genus, see Pilbara (fly. The Pilbara is a It can be reached by the Great Northern Highway. Great Northern Highway is a generally north-south Western Australian highway which links the state's capital Perth with its most northern port Wyndham With a population at the 2006 census of 5,139 , it is a modern mining town with leafy suburban-style homes providing a stark contrast to the surrounding reddish arid desert area. The Australian census is administered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years
Originally marginal cattle country, Newman was built in the 1960s by the Mt Newman Mining Company, with the discovery of rich iron deposits on nearby Mt Whaleback. The discovery marked the start of the resource boom in Western Australia in the 1970s.
The town takes its name from nearby Mt Newman, named in honour of A. W. Newman, an early explorer who died of typhoid just before reaching the area in 1896.
A privately-owned railway was constructed linking it to Port Hedland which itself was upgraded to handle shipment of the ore to the world market. Port Hedland is the highest tonnage port in Australia and largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with a population of approximately 14000 (this includes On 21 June 2001 a train 7. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. 353 km (4. 568 miles) long, comprising 682 ore cars and eight locomotives made the Newman--Port Hedland trip and is listed as the world's longest train ever . The ore trains are typically over 2 km long. Newman is also a service town to the nearby mining settlements like Tom Price and Paraburdoo. Tom Price, situated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is an industrial town Paraburdoo is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Typical of company towns, Newman is laid out with a core, where shopping and hotels are located, surrounded by residential areas, with more industrial activities on the outskirts. There is one shopping mall in the town, two shopping plazas, three hotels, and three bars/restaurants outside of those contained in the hotels. One public outdoor pool serves the town's population.
Being founded in the 1960s, Newman's architecture reflects the modern styles of that decade and the next, being predominantly functional and devoid of detail or embellishment. As the town was founded and built by a steel company, the majority of buildings use a steel frame construction. This applies to the suburban style homes themselves, most of them being two prefabricated halves inserted together into a steel I-section frame, the columns of which are left exposed on the exterior of the home. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Prefabrication is the practice of assembling components of a Structure in a Factory or other Manufacturing site and Transporting complete This construction method serves not only to showcase the company's product, but also gives strong resistance to cyclone winds which can affect the region from time to time. In Meteorology, a cyclone refers to an area of closed circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth. For this same reason, most houses are elevated from the ground by a few steps. Many houses also have large air-conditioning units situated next to them to provide adequate cooling against the very hot summer temperatures.
The town is served by Newman Airport. Newman Airport is an Airport near Newman, Western Australia. Situated 11km from the town centre it is the most ready form of transport between Perth and